Meditating for Fresh Energy

In case you’ve already forgotten your New Year’s serenity resolution, here’s a five-minute guided meditation session to clean out your inner closet. Put together by Reverend Vic Fuhrman and self-help author Barbara Biziou (with music by Barry Goldstein if you listen to it online), the brief session, posted on Beliefnet, promises to renew. If five minutes is too long to listen to an audio file (or if you’re in an office that prevents such midday reveries), here’s an abbreviation of the transcript for a quick negativity flush and positivity rush.

Sit comfortably, take a few deep breaths, imagine your entire body softening. Begin by thanking the divine for all the gifts in your life right now. Now notice those things that have outlived their usefulness. What keeps you stuck? Let all your fears, worries, doubts, disappointments, and anger surface in your mind… envision them as a muddy stream that flows out of you as you breathe. Release all the “should haves,” “could haves,” “if onlys.” There are many layers to let go of, so for now, let go of those things that you are able to. Just let them go.

As the old energy flows out, experience a new lightness, feel a new power and vitality entering your mind and body opening up space for compassion, for forgiveness, for health, for prosperity, and success. Invite in those people who are able to respect and honor your growth and change.

Dwell in this new space for a short time, opening your heart and expressing gratitude for the opportunity to grow and move forward. Honor and acknowledge yourself for the courage to clean house and let go. Now imagine that you can breathe in the qualities that you need for this new part of your life. Breathe in courage to be true to yourself. Breathe in patience, discipline, spontaneity, anything that you feel would assist you in this new beginning. See yourself as strong and positive.

Picture what you would like to receive in your life and imagine yourself easily receiving these gifts. Feel yourself radiating positive energy as you attract new people, ideas, and situations.

See yourself joyful and content with this new reality.

Slowly begin to deepen your breaths. Gently move your fingers and toes. Gently begin to turn your head from side to side. Keeping your eyes closed, take three final deep breaths. When you are ready, open your eyes.

Check out Gaiam's meditation guide and virtual meditation rooms.



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